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Office of Personnel Management

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is the federal government's human resources agency. While daily providing the American public up-to-date employment information, OPM ensures that the nation's civil service remains free of political influence and that federal employees are selected and treated fairly and on the basis of merit. OPM supports agencies with personnel services and policy leadership including staffing tools, guidance on labor-management relations, preparation of government's future leaders, compensation policy development, and programs to improve workforce performance. The agency manages the federal retirement system, as well as the world's largest employer-sponsored health insurance progam serving more than nine million federal employees, retirees and their family members.

Review Date: January 06, 2012

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Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor

The DOL Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is responsible for enforcing some of our nation’s most comprehensive federal labor laws on topics, including the minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, youth employment and special employment, family and medical leave, migrant workers, lie detector tests, worker protections in certain temporary worker programs, and the prevailing wages for government service and construction contracts.

Review Date: February 14, 2010

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U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a person at the workplace. The laws enforced prohibit discrimination against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age (40 or older), religion, or disability. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit. EEOC also provides oversight and coordination of all federal equal employment opportunity regulations, practices, and policies.

Review Date: October 13, 2011

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